Oral involvement in autoimmune bullous diseases

Clin Dermatol. 2011 Jul-Aug;29(4):443-54. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2011.01.015.


The oral mucosa is frequently involved by autoimmune bullous diseases and often this is the first site of manifestation. In this site the lesions are very similar, making the clinical diagnosis difficult; therefore, the definition of the immunohistopathologic characteristics of each one becomes essential for a differential diagnosis. The authors review the clinical-pathological and therapeutic aspect of these oral injuries in order to help in the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the oral conditions of those diseases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Autoimmune Diseases / drug therapy
  • Autoimmune Diseases / pathology*
  • Dermatologic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin A / immunology
  • Male
  • Mouth Diseases / drug therapy
  • Mouth Diseases / pathology*
  • Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous / drug therapy
  • Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous / pathology*


  • Dermatologic Agents
  • Immunoglobulin A